In some parts of the screen industry there is an easy test to pick cynics from idealists. Do you think that the Asia Pacific Screen Awards are a good idea? The response will be a curled lip, or a crazed flash of hope, or a weary sigh from the unreconstructed realists.
We are optimists on this issue although we have held our collective breath for a long time. Part of the problem is that the Asian screen sector is so hard to understand, so various and so local. Screenhub wants to promote connections between Australian and Asian screen creators, but with what? and about what? and why?